While hearing the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) plea to revisit its April 4 order on Punjab polls, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Umar Ata Bandial, said on Monday that both government and Pakistan Tehreeke-e-Insaf (PTI) should resume talks.

Justice Bandial said that the constitution guaranteed political rights. “We don’t want to get into political matters and we don’t want to hear anything. We hope that negotiations will start anew and a solution will be reached.”

The hearing is now adjourned till next Tuesday.



On April 4, the SC said that Punjab polls will be held on May 14, however, the date has passed without elections taking place.

It is pertinent to mention that prior to this govt and PTI tried to talk this matter out but no consensus took place.